5 Tax Deductions Related to Your Home

Tax season is here and people are always trying to find maximum tax deductions.  Here are a five tax deductions you can claim from having a home.

  1.  Mortgage Interest:  You can still deduct the interest from your home mortgage, but not as much as in the past. If you took out a mortgage on your home, after December 15, 2017, you can  only deduct interest on the first $750,000 of your mortgage.  On mortgages before the December 2017 date,  you could deduct interest on the first $1,000,000 of your mortgage.
  2. Property Taxes:  Yes, property taxes are deductible.  However (you knew this was coming),  it is not the full amount of your property taxes.  You can only deduct up to a total of $10,000.  This cap is with all of your property taxes combined, including your property taxes and state/local taxes.
  3. Energy Efficient Projects:  Did you install solar panels on your home in 2022?  You can deduct up to 30% of the costs of the equipment and installation.
  4. Having a Home Office:   If the home office is your only office, you can deduct $5 for every square foot of office space.  If you are simply working from home, but have another physical office (at another location), you cannot take these deductions.
  5. Mortgage Points:  The amount of mortgage points you paid can be deducted.  This does not count for the origination points, only the actual mortgage points.

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